Would you trust your nose to just anyone? Would you really want to change your nose without understanding what you might look like after the surgery? If you have realistic expectations of rhinoplasty, you know your facial plastic surgeon understands facial anatomy and strives to create a nose that addresses your issues without looking unnatural.
Dr. Edward Buckingham graduated from medical school in the top two percentile, performed an extensive residency in otolaryngology, and successfully completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Prior to any rhinoplasty, he sits down with his patients, listens to their concerns, and uses digital images to show the potential changes that can be made to the nose. These digital images allow patients to really understand what their nose may look like and why modeling the nose after a famous celebrity or the latest trend is not the best idea.
The Eiffel Tower Nose Job
In China, increasing numbers of women are heading to a plastic surgeon for the “Eiffel Tower nose.” Their goal is to have a drastically altered nose that they believe makes them more appealing to prospective employers.
During the Eiffel Tower nose job, the surgeon takes tissue from the forehead to build up the nose. Once the nose is enlarged, it is sculpted to resemble the gentle arch of the sides of the Eiffel Tower. The slope of the nose then ends in a defined nasal tip. The goal is to make an Asian woman’s nose resemble the classic found in the United States or some European countries. This is the latest trend that is best avoided if you want a rhinoplasty that suits your facial features.
Things to Consider With Rhinoplasty
When undergoing rhinoplasty, you need a surgeon who balances the symmetry of all of your facial features. Dr. Buckingham, a Texas rhinoplasty surgeon, delivers excellent results because he knows less is often more. The best rhinoplasty surgeries involve tailoring each surgery to the patient’s individual needs and anatomy. It’s also important for surgeons to not make drastic changes and be very conservative when surgically altering the bone and nasal cartilage. The surgeon considers the projection and angle of the nasal tip to the rest of the face.
It’s also important for the surgeon to ensure the changes made to the nose do not affect breathing. By understanding the anatomy of the nose, a facial plastic surgeon is able to take everything into consideration and create a nose that is balanced, improves the problems you have with your nose, and improves or does not affect the function.
Approximately 90 percent of rhinoplasties do require the surgeon to break the nasal bone. By breaking the nose, it makes it possible for the surgeon to adjust the nose’s base. This is one reason why some nose jobs lead to bruising around the eyes and on the upper cheeks. Dr. Buckingham uses ultra fine instruments to perform the bone cuts and so only 1 in 5 patients has significant bruising. There is also swelling to consider however. This swelling can last months. The final results of a nose job may not be visible for a year or more.
Read the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery’s rhinoplasty FAQs to learn more about this cosmetic procedure. When you schedule a consultation, make sure you have any additional questions ready to ask Dr. Buckingham. He wants to make sure you understand everything that happens during and after rhinoplasty. Arrange this appointment by calling the Austin, Texas, facial plastic surgery practice at (512) 401-2500.